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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS (Chevrolet)
General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars in North America because the engines can shut down unexpectedly and cause crashes. The company says six people have been killed in crashes related to the problem.

The recall affects Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years.
U.S. safety regulators say the weight of the key ring and rough roads can move the ignition switch out of the run position, cutting the engine and electricity. If that happens, air bags may not work.

GM says there have been 22 crashes from the problem. All happened at high speeds.

Dealers will replace the ignition switch for free. GM says owners should remove nonessential items from key rings until the problem is fixed.



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      DR. MARK REPAIRS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thats what happens when you let the chinesse built them another fine product from china
        lpengrg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DR. MARK REPAIRS
        your spell check must have been made in China, too.
      fjludu
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM can use the money they stiffed the government for to fix this problem..
      rcalley1
      • 1 Year Ago
      What else would you expect from Government Motors run by Trunka UAW dopers! I will never purchase a GM car again!
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM still owes us money
      jim_scorch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny ,,never had this happen with my Toyota's .8)
      monza866
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh no ,you mean Obama Motors killed people? Another failed idea.
        Jimmy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @monza866
        You know it was George Bush motors when this happened don't you? Not that either president has a damn thing to do with ignition switches that wear and weighty keys can shake them to the off position.
      lpengrg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Recall to fix a problem that only exists because people want to hang a bunch of crap on their key when the manual says not to do it.
      • 1 Year Ago
      us118 fair enough with Toyota but it was the floor matts pushing forward into the accelerator. Still a faulty design that us test dummy's find out the hard way after buying multi thousand dollar vehicles.
        littleford
        • 1 Year Ago
        Somebody needs to take responsibility for checking the position of the floor mats so that they don't interfere with the accelerator.
      hello michael
      • 1 Year Ago
      G.M Junk they should just hang it up never should have been bailed out!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      English I believe in the unions protecting the worker, allowing them to support their families in the evolution of our economy. But if the manufacturer fails its obligations of producing a product that is satisfactory because of GREED, then it should be liable and so should the politicians who collect on this GREED as well.. The workers are America and they feed the economy. They are the people who buy the product that the Manufacturer is selling. Keep America working and start new companies that care not take.
      C Clark
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do people even read the articles before commenting? Model years 2005-2007. SMH.
        guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @C Clark
        are these years exempt from criticism ?
        guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @C Clark
        are these years exempt from criticism ? it took many years before they would admit to it.
      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oops '86 not '76 Buick
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